June 12, 2020

Hejnar Photo new Arca Style QR Plate Dedicated to Fujifilm X-T4

Hejnar Photo D054 QR Plate on Fuji X-T4

Hejnar PHOTO has just announced the release of their D054 Quick Release Plate dedicated to the  Fujifilm X-T4 Interchangeable Lens mirror-less camera.

Nonetheless, the D054 is quite different in design than the D042 that was originally developed for the Fujifilm X-T3. 
Major difference between the recent Fujifilm models and older models is the relocation of the tripod socket under the lens center axis, thus making the fitting for a QR plate quite easier but still there has to be clearance for the battery door.

May 21, 2020

Hejnar PHOTO Replacement Foot for Sony FE 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 Lens with QD socket

Hejnar SFR-002 replacement foot for Sony FE 100-400

Further to the Hejnar PHOTO Replacement Foot for Sony FE 70-200 f/2.8 Lens with QD socket that we saw yesterday, another addition came in dedicated to another popular SONY telephoto lens The new replacement foot is intended for the Sony FE 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS lens and equipped with a QD (Quick Detach) socket.

Same as its sibling the addition of a QD socket on the replacement foot not only allows for Arca compatible support, but also helps to carry safely the lens around in nature.

May 20, 2020

Hejnar PHOTO Replacement Foot for Sony FE 70-200 f/2.8 Lens with QD socket

Hejnar SFR-001 replacement foot for Sony 70-200 f2.8

More and more additions to the Hejnar Photo family of Replacement feet are dedicated to SONY telephoto lenses. The new replacement foot is intended for the popular Sony FE 70-200 mm f/2.8 GM OSS lens and equipped with a QD (Quick Detach) socket.

The addition of QD sockets on all the latest Hejnar plates and replacement feet not only allow for Arca compatible support, but also help you to carry safely the lenses around in nature.

May 13, 2020

Sunwayfoto YLS-G3 Double Y-Type Long Lens Support Review

Sunwayfoto YLS-G3 supporting Sigma 800 mm EX DG APO beast

Some of the older SCV Photography Ideas readers may recall a series of articles engaged with solutions for the stabilization of long telephoto lenses via Long Lens Support Brackets (LLSBs).

But what happens when you want to support a real monster like the SIGMA 800 mm f/5.6 EX DG APO HSM lens? Well trust me a simple bracket as the ones we have seen up to now is not enough then.
Triggered by user demand, Sunwayfoto has gone all the way in introducing a series of Long Lens Support Kits named YLS-G1 through G3 addressing different lens lengths. Their largest model YLS-G3 capable of supporting the Sigma beast is in review here.

April 26, 2020

Sunwayfoto Introduces EPIC Series Extremely Lightweight Traveller Ball Heads

Sunwayfoto EB-36 EPIC series ball head

It has been a long time since the last major design upgrade of the Sunwayfoto FB Series Mk II Lightweight Ball Heads. If I remember well it was back in 2014 not counting the introduction of model FB-52 sometime in 2017.

Well, it took a long time but maybe this is what was needed to come with something EPIC according to the new series name, just announced by Sunwayfoto.

April 23, 2020

Sunwayfoto T2C42C Carbon Fiber Classic Tripod Review

Sunwayfoto T2C42C Carbon Fibre Classic Tripod w/ XB-44DDHi Ball Head color

First hands on review of the upcoming Sunwayfoto T2C42C Carbon Fiber Classic tripod with low profile apex and center column.
by Ruben Silva Ortiz

This review is also available in Spanish: Sunwayfoto T2C42C Tripode de Fibra de Carbono Clásico Review


Starting I want to mention that Sunwayfoto has sent me a sample of their brand new tripod, model T2C42C Classic carbon fiber, which replaces Sunwayfoto T2C40C Carbon Fiber Classic.
To get an idea of what improvements the new model has, although I did not have the previous one for testing,  is from what I can see from Sunwayfoto’s website and internal information;

April 18, 2020

New Sunwayfoto MAP-01 and MAP-02 Adapter Bushings for Manfrotto Ball Heads

Sunwayfoto MAP-01 and MAP-02 Manfrotto® Bushing Adapters

Sunwayfoto had released their MAC-14 Manfrotto® RC2 and Arca Compatible Clamp back in 2014 that allowed owners of  the popular RC2 200PL plates keep using them while migrating to an Arca style system. However, an adapter to fit an Arca style clamp on a proprietary Manfrotto ball head was not available from Sunwayfoto then.

April 2, 2020

New Hejnar PHOTO MS5P_10 Linear Motion Lead Screw Macro Rail Preview

Hejnar MS5P_10" Linear Motion Lead Screw Rail

It's exactly 4 years today, since the release of the Hejnar Photo MS-5P_8 Linear Motion Macro Focusing Rail which has been the base for a couple of iterations with side scales and some time later even digital scales.

So on this 4th anniversary Chris Hejnar has released an elongated version at 10" inches, model MS5P_10 Linear Motion focusing macro rail.

March 30, 2020

Hejnar QR Plate for Canon EOS M Series Cameras - Updated with QD socket

Hejnar Photo D035QD QR Plate for Canon M series

As recently announced from Hejnar PHOTO their D035 Dedicated Quick Release Plate for the Canon Powershot compact and/or M Series Interchangeable Lens Compact mirrorless cameras has been updated with a QD (Quick Detach) socket.

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